Summer Sock KAL Wrap-Up

Well, it is indeed somehow already September 14th and thus the official end of the Feel Good Yarn Co Summer Sock KAL. It has been such a blast working with Laurie from Feel Good Yarn Co & Kate Atherley, the fabulous designer for the club patterns, not to mention the wonderful knitters who knit along with me in the Ravelry Group. Many thanks to everyone who participated — you made it fun, you made it great!

I thought I’d walk you through my summer of sock knitting today. SilverSpun Sock is such a fantastic yarn to knit with on it’s own and the patterns included in this year’s club just really made it all the better.

First, there were the basic Sneaker Socks

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Then came the Summer Morning Socks

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And finally, I’d like to introduce you to August’s socks, Diamonds In Your Shoes

img_4415A textural interpretation of argyle style socks, I have to admit that these started as kind of a slow-going pattern, but just flew once I wrapped my head around it and got it in my hands.

img_4418The instructions were well written and it was fantastic cabling-without-a-cable-needle practice. I’m thinking I’ll definitely use this pattern again in the future.

img_4417The fit is phenomenal and I think the heel details are just very smart.

The toes… Well, I got a little whimsical.img_4412Instead of continuing in the pattern which has similar details to the heel, I thought it would be fun to incorporate some of the leftovers from my June & July colorways. I think they are super fun and just in general a nice little memento of this summer of sock knitting.

It’s always a little bittersweet when these -alongs come to an end, but I’m so very thankful for the camaraderie in the group, the opportunity to knit with the wonderful SilverSpun Sock yarn again, especially in these beautiful colors, and — of course — the socks!

Many thanks to Laurie from Feel Good Yarn Co for asking me to take part in this year’s club and to Kate Atherley for her participation & availability throughout the Knitalong!

Summer Sock Club – June Socks are Finished!

The first installment of the Feel Good Yarn Co hand-dyed SilverSpun yarn for the Summer Sock Club arrived a few weeks back.

img_3545‘Blueberry Buckle’ is a fabulously lush blue — and I should know, being the blue fiend that I am. The accompanying exclusive pattern, Kate Atherley‘s Sneaker Socks, was the perfect match, too. Nice and simple, they were the perfect go to for car & park & pool knitting…

img_3686And even some marvelous lake side knitting.

This pattern was very well written and contains some really lovely details that really make for a great sock.sssockclubI’m absolutely positive I’ll be using this pattern again in the future.

And the finished socks are simply wonderful. First I have to share a detail shot…

img_3810Can you see that incredible gleaming silver? It’s fantastic & creates such a beautiful fabric.

I really love how the designer handled the gussets — it makes avoiding that pesky little hole that sometimes appears a non-issue.

img_3809Everything easiest knits up nice and perfect.

img_3808By the time this post goes lives, these beauties will be on their way to my mother-in-law. I’ve been slowly, but surely knitting socks for her and I thought these luxurious lovelies would be the perfect addition to her sock drawer.

I’ve gotten a sneak peak at both the pattern & yarn for the July installment of the Summer Sock Club and it is going to be really fun. Mum’s the word though on that project until it lands in the hands of the other club knitters. I can’t be ruining any surprises now, can I? It’s lucky I’m a good secret keeper because this one is pretty hard to keep!

Sign-Ups Open for Summer Sock Club!

It’s official!

Sign-ups for the Feel Good Yarn Company Summer Sock Club are open!

In case you don’t remember, I was lucky enough to host this group in the Friends of Knitting Sarah Ravelry Group last summer. What a treat it was to work with a lovely bunch of knitters to create some truly fantastic socks.

Like these…

And these…

And these…

Not to mention a couple pairs of fantastic Turkish Bed Socks

These have proven to be some of my favorite socks for spring and summer — to keep my toes warm on cool mornings and wear on long, beautiful walks & hikes with my family. I cannot wait to get started with this year’s club!

Once again, I’m humbled and excited to be hosting this fabulous club in the Friends of Knitting Sarah Ravelry Group — you can find us here! We’ll knit, we’ll laugh, we’ll troubleshoot, and encourage each other — it was be a blast! Feel Good Yarn Company has really leveled-up this year, too. Not only will club members receive their 3 shipments — 1 each in June, July, & August — of hand-dyed SilverSpun Sock yarn in exclusive club colorways, there are club patterns, too! Acclaimed knitwear designer Kate Atherley has created 3 brand new, exclusive sock patterns just for the group. The author of the much lauded Custom Socks: Knit to Fit your Feet, Kate’s talents are no secret — we’re truly in for a treat! Oh, and did I mention Kate will be stopping by in the Ravelry group from time to time to say hello & check out our sock knitting progress? How fun!

For those interested in joining us, you can find the registration here. Since these yarns are hand-dyed, spots are very limited and going fast so sign-up today!

I hope you’ll join us!